2016 Korean Natural Farm Tour

I was able to visit with Cho Young-San and Master Cho Han-Kyu in October 2016. We visited a lot of operational and test farms implementing different degrees of Korean Natural Farming.

I brought along my ipad and captured as much video of the operations as I could. Below is the playlist (meaning multiple videos) of them on youtube.

Master Cho Visits the Big Island Jan 2016

IMG_7734 Natural Farming Master Han-Kyu Cho, Founder of Korean Natural Farming Institute in 1965 visited the Big Island Delegates of CGNF-Hawai’i for farm tours and Advances in Natural Farming Seminar from January 11th to 17th 2016.

IMG_7765Mr Oh, from the Organization of Standards International (ISO) chief certification officer visiting Ginger John’s farm in Onomea

IMG_7739Indigenous Micro Organisms (IMO) are key to the Natural Farming Solutions. Growing in harmony with nature and ensuring a biodiverse, well-fed soil populated with the most beneficial organisms tending to your plants well-being ensures optimal human and environmental health.

Farm Tour Playlist

 

FEAST – Food *Education * Agriculture * Solutions * Together

FEAST – Food *Education * Agriculture * Solutions * Together – is a Community Foods Organizing event that provides a menu of methods to help communities mobilize around improving their local food system. The event includes a local panel of food system representatives, introduction to community food systems organizing and language, the identification of food system priorities and creation of a community foods organizing plan – plus a meal celebrating our local food provided by AJ & Sons Catering!

This event was originally created and facilitated by The Oregon Food Bank and has been used widely in communities all over the US. FEAST founder, Sharon Thornberry of The Oregon Food Bank will share her talents as an experienced facilitator at the September 24th event courtesy of the invitation of the Hawai`i Department of Health and the local Hawai`i Island Food System Stakeholders group. Funding for the event has been generously provided by the Hawai`i Department of Health and Kaiser Permanente Thrive.

No-smell, no clean pigs – May 2015

No smell, no flies, no cleaning, no problems pig pens, a.k.a. Inoculated Deep Litter Systems, were the topic of the May 2015 Natural Farming Hawai’i meeting and potluck. For over 5 years over a dozen operations have proven why this is the NRCS best practice for swine waste management plans, because there’s nothing to clean up! All the waste is digested right on the living floor reducing labor and eliminating the need for water.

Check out the slides from the presentation for your further review.